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THEN AND NOW: WOMEN IN PRISON

 An artists’exhibition curated by Mary De Witt.

In 1988, Mary De Witt began teaching painting at state prisons in Pennsylvania. In the early 1990's, as the Director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society Arts and Humanities Program. She started a project with a small group of life sentenced women. Corrections staff and administration selected the women they believed were strong candidates for pardon. The goal of the project was to bring visibility, advocating for their pardon, using portraiture and their voices as the means. This collaboration continues nearly 25 years later.

EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 5–30

ARTIST RECEPTION: FRIDAY, OCT 10   5-7 PM

VIEWING TIMES ? MON - THURS   11 AM – 1 PM

Visit www.marydewitt.net to hear the each artist’s personal story.

"SPACES AND PLACES" by JOHN DOWELL

SEPTEMBER 1'ST - 30'TH

Viewing times: Mon – Thurs      11 am – 1 pm  Other times by appointment.

For more information, please call 215.386.0234, ext. 13  or visit www.philadelphiacathedral.org.

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Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral is pleased to host a photographic exhibition entitled Spaces and Places” by artist John Dowell from September 1- 30.  There will a reception with the artist in the Cathedral on Friday, September 12 from 7 p.m.  The exhibition is a visual experience of time through the city of Philadelphia.  The artist has captured the pulse of various cities and agricultural landscapes of America in his large-scale photographs.

 

Professor Emeritus of Printmaking at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a member of the Cathedral congregation, John Dowell has worked as an artist for over four decades.  He is represented in the permanent collections of 70 museum and public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Boston Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France. Dowell’s photographs have been added to the collections of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum of Harvard University, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Lehigh University Museum.

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts Program is an essential component of the mission of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and to be an agent of Christ’s love.

The Cathedral building itself is a magnificent piece of artwork: blending Victorian architectural elements and historically significant stained glass windows with modern surfaces, contemporary lighting and completely flexible seating. The nave is one of the most coveted spaces in the city for displays of painting, photography, and sculpture. Exhibits change with each liturgical season throughout the year and provide a wonderful visual context for the wide variety of liturgies and musical programs offered in the Cathedral.

The art exhibits are one of the most important ways that the Cathedral reaches out to a wide variety of its constituencies, exhibiting the work of artists in the congregation, in West Philadelphia, throughout the City of Philadelphia, and throughout the five-county Diocese of Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Chapter of Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts is located here at the Cathedral, through which we draw from Episcopalian artists from around the country. We work cooperatively with other local arts groups, such as Taller Puertoriquena and the Interfaith Council of Philadelphia. There is also a growing permanent collection of works by major artists that is on revolving display: works produced by participants in our artist-in-residence program, works on semi-permanent loan to the Cathedral by the artists, and works that have been donated the Cathedral.

The doors of the Cathedral are open Monday through Thursday from 11am - 1pm and other times by appointment for people to view the exhibits.

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